Starbucks China Icon Mug

ABOUT THE DESIGN OF STARBUCKS CHINA ICON MUG

Starbucks China Icon Mug Front Design features a dragon.

Chinese Dragons are mythical creatures in Chinese mythology and folklore.

Dragons are typically portrayed as long, scaled, serpentine creatures with four legs. In contrast to European dragons, which are considered evil,Chinese dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, hurricane, and floods.

The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck.

With this, the Emperor of China usually used the dragon as a symbol of his imperial power.

Mug # 26 | China Starbucks Icon MugStarbucks China Icon Mug Back Design

Mug # 26 | China Starbucks Icon MugABOUT CHINA

Officially the People’s Republic of China, is a sovereign state located in East Asia. It is the world’s most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion.

The PRC is a single-party state governed by the Communist Party, with its seat of government in the capital city of Beijing.

It exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Chongqing), and two mostly self-governing special administrative regions (Hong Kong and Macau). The PRC also claims Taiwan – which is controlled by the Republic of China (ROC), a separate political entity – as its 23rd province, a claim which is controversial due to the complex political status of Taiwan. Covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometers, China is the world’s second-largest country by land area, and either the third or fourth-largest by total area, depending on the method of measurement.China’s landscape is vast and diverse, ranging from forest steppes and the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts in the arid north to subtropical forests in the wetter south. The Himalaya, Karakoram, Pamir and Tian Shan mountain ranges separate China from South and Central Asia. The Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, the third- and sixth-longest in the world, run from the Tibetan Plateau to the densely populated eastern seaboard. China’s coastline along the Pacific Ocean is 14,500 kilometers (9,000 mi) long, and is bounded by the Bohai, Yellow, East and South China Seas.

The history of China goes back to the ancient civilization – one of the world’s earliest –

that flourished in the fertile basin of the Yellow River in the North China Plain. For millennia, China’s political system was based on hereditary monarchies, known as dynasties, beginning with the semi-mythological Xia of the Yellow River basin (c. 2000 BCE). Since 221 BCE, when the Qin Dynasty first conquered several states to form a Chinese empire, the country has expanded, fractured and been reformed numerous times. The Republic of China (ROC) overthrew the last dynasty in 1911, and ruled the Chinese mainland until 1949. After the defeat of the Empire of Japan in World War II, the Communist Party defeated the nationalist Kuomintang in mainland China and established the People’s Republic of China in Beijing on 1 October 1949, while the Kuomintang relocated the ROC government to its present capital of Taipei.

REMARKS ABOUT STARBUCKS CHINA ICON MUG

Starbucks China Icon Mug is one of the 36 Starbucks China Icon Mugs.  It is still available in stores. China Icon is MIC and there is no MIT version.

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